Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an “international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying point for poor, black township residents who demanded their freedom.” Later, however, her reputation was somewhat marred, thanks to rumors about brutal punishment of informants, a kidnapping charge and more—all of which she denied. For her fight against apartheid, Desmond Tutu said, “Her courageous defiance was deeply inspirational to me, and to generations of activists.” Read more at the BBC.